Archive for July, 2011

Harry Potter Project of Doom part 2

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I keep forgetting to add these blocks, but I’ve been steadily working on my Project of Doom blocks for the past several weeks. There are only five left, but I have about 10 left to complete.

Here’s a group of five from the early days:

POD  Week 8

Week 8

POD Week 7

Week 7, a Time Turner! I love it.

POD Week 9

Week 9. And we have a snitch.

HP POD Week 10

Week 10, all those yearly spell books. I only used two fabrics for all those colors, if you can believe it.

HP POD Week 4

Week 4. It took me forever to get this one done because I didn’t want to buy new black fabric when I knew I had yards upon yards of it for my Dear Jane project. I just had to find it.

Modern Baby Quilt

Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Modern baby quilt by Ramble Queen
Modern baby quilt, a photo by Ramble Queen on Flickr.

My cousin adopted a little girl from Korea last year and I finally finished the quilt. A bad back and a baby have really cut into my quilting time. At least I’ve figured out a way to quilt and not kill my back–I have my machine set up on my high dresser and I do all my sewing standing up.

Anyway, I got the inspiration for this quilt from searching around modern quilt blogs. It was mostly a lot of trial and error to get it looking balanced.

I have to send a big shout out to Crystal for being such a modern quilting inspiration. Without her, I wouldn’t know the first thing about modern quilts.

I also tried a new way of quilting the quilt. I didn’t measure or mark anything. I just eyeballed a bunch of straight lines up and down the back. I tried to vary the width so it would look balanced and not totally “I’m too lazy to actually draw lines.”

All in all, I’m very pleased with the results. I will get it in the mail tomorrow, only 9 months after the little girl came home to her forever family. I believe she will be three pretty soon. I think it’s a good size for a toddler. My five year old has a quilt the same size that he loves to wrap up in.

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